Kidman & Hanrahan, Chapter 5 Creating a Positive Environment, 2010

Positive Approach   The positive approach is a ‘combination of providing information and rewards while being sincere and realistic inside a supportive environment.   This section again uses ideas similar to that from Cassidy Chapter 8 (2012) in terms of the use of extrinsic rewards in order to reinforce the behaviour. However, what Kidman and …

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Sites of Pedagogy

In this week's edition we look at Tinnings ‘Sites of Pedagogy’ chapter (2009). This concept of Pedagogy refers to ‘the practice of teaching and learning’ (Tinnings, 2009). Pedagogy is everywhere, from schools to social media. Everywhere offers an opportunity for learning and teaching to occur.   One of the main sites is in schools. There are …

Cassidy Chapter 6

In this week's reading, we will be looking at Cassidy’s (2012) Chapter 6 ‘Coaching Selves’. In this chapter, she applies what she calls the ‘Personal Interpretive Framework’ that can be used in order to ‘guide a person's actions and interactions’ Cassidy (2012) within their environment. In this, she also talks about the emotional turmoil that …

Cassidy Chapter 8

This chapter by Cassidy (2012) is focused around Athlete Learning. She covers three different theories which she calls Psychological Constructivist, Behaviourist and Social Constructivist. Within the Psychological Constructivist theory there are two main ways of thinking, the first of which is the Social Cognitive Learning theory as popularised by Albert Bandura (1977). When were able to …